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what type of wire
« on: January 17, 2018, 11:05:40 AM »

I'm interested in burying some type of cable for monitoring purposes. Haven't decided what I'll use to monitor, but OWB is about 250ft from house. CAT 5 or 6? thanks.
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 01:23:41 PM »

What you do with is can make a difference. I would go with cat5e.
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 07:30:07 AM »

what would be interesting to monitor on the NC 325G?
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 07:49:45 AM »

Just make sure it's outdoor burial rated.  Indoor Cat5e or Cat6 doesn't like weather.
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2019, 09:01:28 PM »

Depending on what your using to monitor with might just be easier to plug it into a repeater or wireless access point and use wifi.
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 07:00:15 AM »

I think you are right about wireless. I need to research the best way to extend my signal. I always get lost reader about the best solution.
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2019, 08:54:15 PM »

You could also just get an ethernet powerline adapter and not have to worry about wifi signal.
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2019, 10:33:34 PM »

You could also just get an ethernet powerline adapter and not have to worry about wifi signal.

Iíve looked into those as well, issue seems to be to work best they need to all be on the same leg. Circuit breakers can also jigger with em. Least that was my take on em after reading a LOT of reviews.

Personally Iím gonna get around and bury some conduit to the boiler, then from the boiler to the shop. Next job thats close to me and when we can do it on a weekend Iíll just rent a trencher for the weekend.
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Re: what type of wire
« Reply #9 on: March 27, 2019, 03:56:02 PM »

Cat5e would be fine.  I would put in a few runs in case of non-ethernet needs.

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